|Birth: ||Sep. 7, 1924|
Des Moines County
|Death: ||Jan. 12, 2007|
Paul Umphrey was always known in the family as "Tubby." I am not certain of the origins of the name, but it stemmed from his early life in Iowa. He was born September 7, 1924, at Mercy Hospital in Burlington, Iowa, the youngest child of Geoffrey Paul Umphrey (1897-1931) and Maude Mae (Walker) Umphrey (1897-1970). Tubby married Lois Ann Thibodeau in 1943 in Pontiac, Michigan. They had three sons and a daughter. Their oldest son, Paul Eugene Jr., known as "Paulie," died in a motorcycle accident in 1967. Their other children are daughter, Sharon Louise (Umphrey) Aldrich (1948-2012), and sons Steven Lynn "Steve" and Thomas Michael "Mike" Umphrey.
From the Cadillac News, January 16, 2007; Cadillac, Wexford County, Michigan:
Cadillac (MI) -- Paul E. Umphrey of Mesick died Friday night, January 12, 2007, at Mercy Hospital in Cadillac. He was 82.
He was born September 7, 1924 in Burlington, Iowa, to Geoffrey Paul and Maude Mae (Walker) Umphrey. He married the former Lois A. Thibodeau on August 28, 1943, and they had lived in the Pontiac area for 20 years and moved to Mesick in 1970.
Survivors include: his wife, Lois of Mesick; daughter, Sharon Aldrich of Cadillac; sons, Steve (Terese) of Cheboygan, and Mike (Dawn) Umphrey of Roscommon; nine grandchildren, Curtis, Kim, Jenny, Shannon, Jeremy, Joshua, Lois, Michael and Scott; 10 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Thelma Bearde of Troy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, a brother; and a son, Paul E. Umphrey Jr.
Memorial services will take place in the spring in the Antioch Township Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements were made by the Peterson Funeral Home in Cadillac.
Geoffrey Paul Umphrey (1897 - 1931)
Maude Mae Walker Fortner (1897 - 1970)
Lois Ann Thibodeau Umphrey (1927 - 2013)*
Paul Eugene Umphrey (1944 - 1967)*
Sharon Louise Umphrey Aldrich (1948 - 2012)*
Thelma Verlee Umphrey Bearde (1917 - 2012)*
Margretta Mae Umphrey Howey (1920 - 1953)*
Paul Eugene Umphrey (1924 - 2007)
Antioch Township Cemetery
Created by: DW Brumm
Record added: Nov 06, 2012
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